Canonical today launched the Ubuntu Server Installer program for the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system. Canonical wants to further polish the Ubuntu Server installer before it is officially released in late April. Make Ubuntu Server faster and more comfortable by discarding the Debian-based classic installer and replacing it with a new service installer with a more modern, built-in subserver.
Michael Hudson Doyle, software engineer at Canonical, said: “In The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, we will complete the conversion to the real-time service installer and stop the traditional service installer based on debian-installer (d-i). Allows us to focus our projects on a single code base. The next-generation subiquity server installer brings comfortable real-time sessions and fast installation of Ubuntu Desktop. “
During the development cycle of Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS, a number of new features have been introduced in the service installer, including deploying automatic installation specifications, enabling SSH (Secure Shell) in installer sessions, new guided elastic installation options, and support for s390x (IBM) System z) direct access to the vtoc (volume directory) partition table used by the storage device (DASD) on the architecture.
However, since the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) version, the Ubuntu Server installer has received RAID and LVM support, including support for encrypted LVM for offline installation, arm64, ppc64el and s390x architectures. Automatic update support, support for Netboot, consolidation of error reporting, support for installing the latest updates during installation, ability to reuse existing partitions, support for configuring network bindings and VLANs, and switching to shell for debugging purposes.